Persatuan Wira Malaysia (PWM) organised a Goodwill Get Together at Ceylon Association Hall recently where 200 residents comprising of children and adults from 16 Welfare Homes were invited.
Dato’ R. Thambipillay, President of PWM said that this is the seventh year this function has been organised. “This event will give them opportunity to expose them to outdoor activities, meet others and make new friends” he said.
Pn. Rosmawathibinti Ishak, Director, Welfare Department, represented Guest of Honour Dato’ Rusnah Kassim, Executive Councillor for Family and Welfare. Rosmawathi praised PWM for organising this function and said that it would provide opportunity for residents from different homes to interact with each other as well as for administrators of the homes to become acquainted. Occasions like these helps the needy to know that they are not left out of society.
Residents of the homes exhibited their talents by performing dances and singing songs. All guests were given goodie bags. The function ended with lunch.
As residents from the same home sat together at this event, it is a recommendation from this scribe that in future, organisers should arrange for residents from different homes to sit together. This way, they could really mix and mingle and particularly as children make friends fast.